Clough Limited has entered into an agreement for an eight year charter of a new subsea operational support vessel.
The as yet unnamed vessel will be ready for service in June 2008. Once operational the vessel will be deployed on various projects and contracts, primarily in the Australasian and SE Asian regions.
The vessel is an advanced multi-purpose subsea construction vessel, developed in cooperation with owner and yard. Measuring 385 ft. long, with a beam of 72 ft., the vessel is being built with accommodation for 120 people.
The vessel is designed for construction, subsea operations, diving and ROV services and will have a work deck area aft of the ROV section of approximately 1150 m2. The vessel will be equipped with a fully integrated diesel electric propulsion system, dynamic positioning class DP2, a deepwater crane of 200T, an advanced ROV launch and recovery system for 2 Work Class ROV’s and a 12 man saturation diving system.
Kevin Cain, Chief Operating Officer of Clough’s Offshore Oil & Gas Business Unit welcomed the vessel acquisition.